Zack Proser

Programmer emotions

a Hacker meditating on a mat
WhenI feel
My program compiles after an onerous redactoringelation
People add meetings to my calendar to talk through deliverables they haven't thought through or locked down yetlike my precious focus time is being wasted
Another developer says something I created was helpful to themlike a link in a long chain stretching from the past into the future
Someone downloads my code, tool or packageabsolutely victorious
I ship something importantA mixture of satisfaction, hope and dread that I've missed something critical
My pull request is mergedabsolutely victorious